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Responses to the Dec. 3 question:
Do you support President Obama’s plan to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation and provide many of them work permits to work legally in the U.S.?

We can’t feel sorry for everyone
I do not support the president’s plan to protect immigrants from deportation. We can’t feel sorry for everyone and we need to close the borders. Why isn’t there a limit on how many people can come into the country? We have our own problems here in America and we can’t afford to have jobs lost. I think immigrants should have to wait in line and we should only allow a certain amount of them to come into our country.
— Elmont

Two words: America first
I have two words for this plan: America first. Let’s help our poor in America. Let’s help the taxpayers. Let’s makes sure our military men and women have proper medical care. Our hospitals will be flooded with illegal immigrants who may bring their illnesses and diseases into our country. What about those who might have criminal records? Our schools – which I pay taxes for – are already overcrowded now. Our teachers will have a tough time teaching children who do not speak English. Where will everyone work and will they take jobs away from citizens? We do not need this extra burden on us. The proper and only way to come into our country is exactly as it has always been done.
— Roslyn Heights


Legalizing marijuana is offensive
Marijuana legalization is offensive to families of drug addicts. I have a neighbor whose son started on the road to hard drugs at age 9 when he started smoking marijuana. It is a stepping stone to harder drugs.
— Northport


Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a property tax plan that officials said would save thousands of dollars for some New Yorkers. Cuomo’s proposal is an income tax credit for households that make less than $250,000 but pay property taxes at or above 6 percent of their income. The maximum benefit would be $2,000 per household.

Question of the week:
Do you support Gov. Cuomo’s property tax credit plan?

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Published date: January 28, 2015

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